We are staying in an absolute hoot of an old farmhouse. This place is over 100 years old, but it clearly got a big makeover in (I think) the 50's. Take a look:
I'm not sure when flocked wallpaper went out of style, but they obviously never got the memo here.
This freezer is larger than the Hagens Berman team van.
Next up, here are some life lessons from my teammate Lang, printed without his knowledge or approval:
1: Organize your friggin' race bag.
By separating his clothing into categories, and using gallon ziplocks to keep everything compact, Lang has the best organized duffle bag on the team.
When it's time to put on his bibs, there's no time lost searching, elbow-deep in his duffle bag, through an unsorted matrix of blue white and black spandex; he just reaches for his ziplock labeled "bibs," and poof, he's ready.
2: Wear shoe covers that "pop."
Northwave sent to us. It turns out that these shoe covers don't blend particularly well with the HB kit, but when it comes to shoe covers, it's no the colors that matter, it's how you wear them. Lang wears them very, very well.
3: Tan your friggin' shoulders.